friday 26 june 2009
so we were on c-span's youtube channel, viewing their clip of the united states house of representatives moment of silence for michael joe jackson, which is about as absurd as the recent loony looziana legislature's hurricane chris rap concert.
anyway, congresswoman diane watson in her opening comment at around :30 seconds into the vid, says that "a young man has left earth and now resides in eastra" then quickly corrects herself "er, in the stars."
eastra -- in the norse pagan tradition, is another name for frigga, the wife of odin and for whom friday is named.
one of eastra's duties is to sit at her spinning wheel in the belt of orion and preside over the hall of mists. the hall of mists is a "large hall to which the spirits of certain people go when they die."